The Rebirth of the Digital Divide: How 5G Will Transform Hip Hop

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x74k75l “5G will be the most transformational, because not only will it deliver faster and enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) to consumers, it will enable hyper-connectivity between machines, people and things and boost a range of new technologies and industrial capabilities.” Source: Tech Radar Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento host the world’s first 5G networks built with Verizon...

De La Soul Streaming Deal Gets Halted By Tommy Boy Records, Is Blockchain The Solution?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqOo8MCljeg This past sunday De La Soul’s debut album 3 Feet High and Rising reached it's 30 year anniversary. A moment to celebrate an influential album including huge records like “Me Myself and I” and “Potholes In My Lawn” became a reminder that the music industry values money over it's artists and the effects can be severe. The iconic group...

The Rise & Power Of Reggaeton With Ray Annes

https://youtu.be/DsRH2yxdp4g Whether you’re streaming popular playlists on Spotify or hearing the latest hits on the radio during your commute, there’s a big chance some Latin music has commanded your attention. Cardi B broke records with her 2018 debut album Invasion Of Privacy and her single “I Like It” earned platinum status. Featuring two of the leading artists on the Reggaeton...

Dr Dre & YBN Cordae Hit The Studio And Bridge The Hip Hop Generational Gap

Hip Hop is one of the few genres that doesn’t let it’s artists thrive past a certain age. Aside from the legends who can continue to drop critically acclaimed albums and remain relevant in this world of fast food music (consume now, discard when the next big thing drops) most artists aren’t blessed with the longevity of...

Year In Review: Major Pop Culture Moments Of 2018?

As 2018 comes to a close and we’re bombarded with “best of” lists from every major publication (including this one) we're reminded of the highs and lows we experienced on an individual level and as a society through the media. When looking back on a year it isn’t just about celebrity breakdowns, natural disasters and internet breaking moments. We...

Offset Crashes Cardi B’s Rolling Loud Set To Apologize

If an insanely popular rapper doesn’t publicly apologize for publicly cheating on his wife multiple times in front of a sea of thousands of people, does the apology even matter? Over the weekend Cardi B made history as the first woman to headline Rolling Loud, the largest Hip Hop festival in the world. As the “Invasion Of Privacy” entertainer...

Come One, Come Everyone: Spotify Opens Its Door Allowing Artists To Upload Directly To The Streaming Platform For Free

Spotify has today launched a new feature which will enable independent artists to upload tracks to the service directly – without any requirement for a third-party aggregator or record label. The feature currently remains in invite-only beta mode – with a few hundred US artists being ushered in – but Spotify says that, in the future, it will “bring upload...

Rapper XXXTentacion Killed, Spotify Decides To Re-Adds Tracks To RapCavier Among Other Playlists

XXXTentacion was pronounced dead following a robbery and shooting in south Florida. As news of his death spread, Spotify, which just weeks before had banned the controversial 20 year old rapper from its official playlists after accusations of domestic violence, added two of his tracks to the top of the RapCaviar playlist, which has 9.7 million followers.     Spotify's "Most Necessary"...

Big Data Reveals At What Age We Stop Discovering New Music

"Musical paralysis". Who knew?" A new survey has revealed the age at which we stop discovering new music, and it’s bad news for anyone fast approaching the big three-oh. Research by streaming site Deezer reveals that there’s a very real phenomenon called ‘musical paralysis’ which occurs when music fans stop actively seeking out new tunes. The phenomenon reportedly begins when we...

Live From Jackson Hole Wyoming, It’s Kanye West

Love him or hate him, Kanye West is hours away from releasing his first new solo album since 2016’s The Life Of Pablo. Ahead of its Friday (June 1) release, West is holding a two-hour listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he’s been piecing the project together over the last several months. This marks the first time Jackson Hole, Wyoming has embarked on such...